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December 15, 2018 - 11:13 am
Forget Carrie Underwood. Well, don't forget her, she's terrific. But the NFL's theme song these days belongs to Maren Morris, Zedd and Grey. You know, "Meet Me In The Middle." That's where a bevy of NFL teams sat through Week 14 — all with shots, both reasonable and long, at making the playoffs...
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December 15, 2018 - 9:23 am
Jim Kleinpeter, for Tiger Rag: Note to Ed Orgeron: if the score is tied in the Fiesta Bowl and LSU has the ball at the Central Florida 1-yard line on fourth down with 2:03 to play, don’t kick a field goal. If it’s too subtle, that was the scenario in last year’s Citrus Bowl loss to Notre Dame. The...
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December 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center could do a better job at keeping its concessions areas clean, a report from ESPN finds. The sports network's Outside the Lines program checked food safety inspection records for 107 professional sports venues. The Superdome ranked 59th...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a little salty over a gift from New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan. Following last year's playoff win over the Panthers, the third time the Saints beat them including the regular season, Jordan sent Newton a bottle of wine and broom to symbolize...
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December 13, 2018 - 1:44 pm
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has picked up a new accolades: ESPN The Magazine has named him the fifteenth most dominant athlete in the world. The list includes athletes from all sports, and even includes one non-human: Justify, the thoroughbred racehorse that won the Triple Crown in...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:51 am
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said the team that plays against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 won’t be the same team that played in the regular season, and that statement holds especially true for the Tigers’ defense. In addition to losing cornerbacks Greedy Williams to an early exit designed to protect...
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December 12, 2018 - 10:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 44 points and 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night. Jrue Holiday had 20 points and 10 assists, and Julius Randle added 22 for New Orleans, which has alternated wins...
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December 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
LSU All-American linebacker Devin White remains undecided on whether he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. White, who won the Butkus Award which goes to the nation's best linebacker, says he still has some unfinished business. "I want to make sure that I leave this place better than...
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December 12, 2018 - 2:09 pm
Grant Delpit had a season for the ages. The sophomore safety on Wednesday became the ninth player in program history to be named a Unanimous All-American, the school announced. He’s the first Tiger to do so since cornerback Morris Claiborne accomplished the feat in 2011. In order for a player to be...
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December 12, 2018 - 1:26 pm
The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams this weekend will be rooting for the same things: a victory and a Chicago Bears loss or tie. That's what it will take for either team to lock up at least the number two seed in the NFC playoffs. While the Who Dat Nation will also be hoping the Rams to...
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